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BP plans to unveil further details of the company’s climate strategy at a virtual investor meeting next Monday September 14th. Steven Pisano/Wikimedia

Is BP Finally Committing to Ambitious Climate Action–or About to Fool Us Twice? Five Things to Look For in Its Climate Strategy

, director of science & policy

BP plans to unveil further details of the company’s climate strategy at a virtual investor meeting next Monday September 14th. The company’s history of false-starts on climate action and misleading clean energy advertising provides plenty of fodder for justified skepticism. So, how shall we assess their climate claims this time around? Read more >

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Bribery and Corruption at Utilities Cost Them–and Us–Big

, Senior energy analyst

Efforts to shield fossil-fired suppliers from the effect of state policies and competition from other resources results in additional customer costs and increased climate damage. Read more >

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CEJA can deliver on Governor Pritzker’s Eight Principles for a Clean and Renewable Illinois Economy

, Energy policy analyst

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

I was excited to hear that Governor Pritzker has restarted discussions on equitable clean energy legislation in Illinois which will focus on the Governor’s recently announced Eight Principles for a Clean and Renewable Illinois Economy. Discussions had previously paused due to revelations of ComEd’s corporate corruption scandal and their undue political influence on energy legislation over the past decade.

By restarting this process and calling for strong utility reforms, Governor Pritzker has reaffirmed his commitment to an open and democratic process for taking urgent action to combat climate change and put consumers and climate first. Read more >

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Could the U.S. End Energy Poverty?

, Senior Energy Analyst

Could we end energy poverty? Based on some cursory calculations, it doesn’t look like it would cost that much. And the good news: I know where to find the money. Read more >

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Better Ways of Valuing Energy Efficiency in Minnesota and Beyond

, lead Midwest energy analyst

Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a new report on ways to better value the benefits of energy efficiency. Our report, Energy and Emissions Benefits from Minnesota Energy Efficiency Investments, focuses on improving the analytical approach to how Minnesota utilities value energy efficiency but is broadly applicable to other states as well.

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